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VOL. 130 | NO. 148 | Friday, July 31, 2015

European Union to Probe FedEx Takeover of Dutch Rival TNT

  11:00am

European Union regulators are opening an in-depth probe into whether FedEx's proposed $4.9 billion takeover of Dutch company TNT Express would strangle competition in the massive market for small package deliveries.

UTHSC Prepares for Construction on New Drug Facility

  11:54am

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has big plans for the facility it's planning at 208 S. Dudley St.

Council Redisricting Plan Raises Possibility of Unintentional District Shifts

Memphis City Council members are reviewing a proposed redrawing of their district lines that would move 9,522 Memphians into different council districts a month and a half before early voting opens for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections.

Uber Reaches Deal to Operate at Memphis International Airport

A popular ride-sharing service has reached an agreement to operate at Memphis International Airport, the second company to do so in recent months.

Kyle Puts Memphis Election Ballot On Hold

The ballot for the Oct. 8 Memphis election is not final.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
90°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 15 mph
Humidity: 38%

EVENTS

Voices of the South will kick off its 20th season with the world premiere of Tom Dellehay’s “Temple of the Dog” Fridays through Sundays July 31-Aug. 16 at TheatreSouth, 1000 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at voicesofthesouth.org or 901-726-0800.

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Frayser Flexibility

First tenant in renovated retail strip causing ripple effect

Steve Lockwood could see the retail row across North Watkins Street from his office at the Frayser Community Development Corp. in the Georgian Hills Shopping Center.

Dr. J, a Luxury Car Dealer and a Swindle

The day before he pleaded guilty to fraud charges in Memphis federal court, Michael G. Brown got a phone call from Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

MAA Reports Surging Profits

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. reported a banner second quarter highlighted by surging profits.

Memphis Police Oversight Ordinance Back on Track After Wharton Backtracks

Two days after an aide in Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration said the mayor was against any changes to the 1994 city ordinance governing a Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board, Wharton himself said he is for the proposed changes.

Warehouse At Perimeter Point Sells for $775,000

  11:11am

A Perimeter Point industrial building has been sold for $775,000.

First Tennessee Promotes Walker to Lead Diversity Efforts

First Tennessee Bank has made a key executive promotion to help enhance the myriad diversity and inclusion efforts within the bank, among its customers and in the communities it serves.

SPORTS

Grizzlies Double-Down on ‘Nasty’ With Addition of Once-Heartless Matt Barnes

Here's the Matt Barnes resume ...

Wrigley No-No? You Had To Be There.

This is a story about a no-hitter. But even more, a story about being an eye witness.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Haunted History, A Story Retold

WORRY ABOUT THE DOGS. Depending on who’s talking and when, history around Fort Pillow changes.

How to Say Thank You

One important component to any job search is the art of saying thank you. It may seem cliché, but saying thanks never gets old. Expressing thanks shows your appreciation for others and nurtures your connections for future interactions.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Criminal Defense Lawyers Critical of Sentencing Task Force

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers says a task force that will recommend sentencing changes has not reached out to them for input.

STATEWIDE

Highway Patrol Taking Applications for Citizens' Academy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its Citizens' Trooper Academy.

Open Records Trial Underway in Sumner County, Tenn.

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A trial is underway to decide whether the Sumner County Board of Education violated the Tennessee Public Records Act by not responding to a Joelton man's email request.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Economy Posts Solid 2.3 Percent Growth Rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Congress Passes 3-Month Highway, Transit Aid Patch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 376 10,434
MORTGAGES 124 449 13,881
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 14 56 2,766
BUILDING PERMITS 196 798 23,420
BANKRUPTCIES 68 264 8,803
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 77 3,613
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 251 637 13,380
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 93 3,117

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